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state with a primary tonight. a republican. who did you vote for? caller: i am a libertarian. i voted for bernie sanders tonight. host: you did? that is an interesting choice. caller: that is my comment of the night. i voted for bernie sanders as a libertarian. host: why did you make that choice? caller: i suppose i want to split it in half. if i want a social liberal, he is my best bet. the two parties are very similar. host: how do you see this year playing out? caller: i am not really sure. i have been voting republican probably my entire adult voting life. it is very confusing to me how different this election is from the ones i have seen before. i am excited to see how it plays out. host: thank you for being part of our coverage tonight.
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great to hear from you, matthew, indicator, georgia. next is ken in lancaster, south carolina. my monitor says you are in independent. which primary did you vote in, in south carolina? caller: i did vote actually. let me give you a reason why. i want to say something about bernie sanders and trump. mrs. clinton talks about bringing jobs back. it was her husband that helped pass nafta. bernie sanders but his stand on immigration is not strong enough. won't support donald trump until i hear about the new york tape leaking out. immigration, if we cannot , we willur borders have more people from mexico and central america. it is going to affect us in the
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future. we are $19 trillion in debt. this country is not moving fast enough to support everybody. the rhetoric coming out of washington, they don't care about american --working americans, black and white. republicans want cheap labor. i have friends who are making $18 an hour as brick masons. now they are making $12. you have to speak truth to power sometimes. this country is not moving fast enough. it, welly, i hate to say might be a third world country. black people and poor white people vote against their own interests. i don't have no candidate for me now. i am sorry. thank you for your time. host: thank you for calling in from lancaster, south carolina. next is amy watching us in saint augustine, florida. a republican. do you have a candidate?
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caller: i'm voting for donald trump this year. host: even though your senator is in the race? caller: yes, ma'am. i think donald trump has the best chance of getting the candidacy because he reaches out to the grassroots of america. a lot of us can relate to him on the public spectrum. i think he is the most relatable to the american public. i think a lot of us are very sick of politicians. we are very sick of the congressn and what the and presidency has done to us so far. i think he is the only one that tells the truth. the big thing with me is telling the truth, which i think is exactly why he is getting the endorsements he is. i think hillary clinton is the worst candidate of them all. she does not tell the truth. she has lied about benghazi. we are going to go to
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steve scully next. steve has some numbers for us. host: numbers and information. david drucker states the obvious in this tweet that for marco rubio it will all come down to florida. we thought it might be instructive to look at where the calendar goes from here. where a lotrimary of states in the south and a couple in the northeast. moving onto march 5 where the primary and caucuses will be held in the following states. maine, andisiana, nebraska. on march 6, the main democratic caucuses and puerto rican republican primary. next tuesday, michigan, a big primary for the republicans, along with mississippi, hawaii, and idaho. in washington, d.c., on march 12, primaries in florida, illinois, missouri, north carolina, and ohio. stephen shepherd is joining us on the phone.
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he is the editor and chief going analyst for politico. thanks for being with us. guest: good to be with you. host: let's talk about a couple of stories on your website. the headline, "a supertramp day." there is a piece about the media. now, donald trump is clearly the republican front-runner. donald trump winning tonight in arkansas, alabama, ,assachusetts, tennessee virginia, perhaps vermont. it has been the sort of night a lot of people thought would not come to pass when donald trump entered the race in june. we have a couple of races still out. it looks like marco rubio is doing well in minnesota. very close in vermont now. alaska still comes late at night.
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so far, it has been a good night for donald trump. the delegate allocation here is complex in some states. it depends on how each candidate does in congressional districts. these are not winner take all in states like ohio and florida, march 15. we will have to see where we are at the end of the night. they are still counting in alabama where the polls closed three hours ago. a lot of math to do. so far, a night when donald trump won a lot more primaries than nine months ago i would have believed. host: i want to share an editorial posted a short while ago on the union leader website by the publisher. he began by saying, "boy, were we wrong." he talks about the endorsement of chris christie. he says watching chris christie kiss donald's ring and make
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excuses for the man christie said was unfit for the presidency demonstrated how wrong we were at the "union leader." this goes to the divisions within the republican party on ,he presumptive front-runner donald trump, presumptive nominee at this point. guest: chris christie's endorsement of donald trump took a lot of people by surprise last friday. somenk the establishment, members of the establishment, you are seeing a reckoning there. there were reports governor rick scott might consider endorsing donald trump. maine governor got behind donald trump. a handful of members of congress have gotten behind donald trump seeing him when many contests and run away with some of them in decisive fashion. you are seeing republicans in washington react to this in different ways.
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at the same time, you're seeing mp movement which is a backlash against that. if donald trump keeps winning states as we move toward this weekend which has more caucuses that might not be great for him, but next week the primary in michigan and the winner take all primaries on march 15. if he continues winning the majority of the states, republicans are either going to have to get behind him as the presumptive nominee or think about what else they can do and who else they could vote for. host: senator rubio was on cnn earlier tonight saying there is no path for donald trump to get to the necessary 1237 delegates. he indicated the path is better for his campaign as he moves into florida, ohio, and other states. do you buy it? guest: potentially. right now, no. here is the reality. if donald trump does not get to the number of delegates in the
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primaries and caucuses and pledged delegates on the first ballot of the republican convention, it is difficult for him. if no one wins a majority in the races, a number of delegates become unbound. they can move around at the convention. odds are based on the way republicans are starting to react to trump's candidacy that they would seek a different candidate. they would not stick with trump through that process. with they go with rubio -- would they go with rubio, unless minnesota is called during this interview, will still not have won a single state, be in third place in many states tonight, in some cases below the threshold to win any delegates in a state like texas were you have to have 20%. there are some questions about whether he is best positioned to be the person to inherit that. or if someone like ted cruz who
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has won three states, adding texas and oklahoma to his when in ohio -- his win in ohio, is better positioned, where if it needs to be someone from outside. a brokered convention could work a number of different ways. if donald trump does not get the majority of the delegates, that is something that could be more of a reality. host: to those of you listening on c-span radio, our guest is steven shepard joining us to give us his analysis on the results the super tuesday. let me ask you about the democrats. foxnews tweeting they have confirmed bernie sanders winning the colorado caucuses tonight. there is a breakfast meeting tomorrow that will include tag divine and the campaign manager on the path forward for bernie sanders. baseds the path forward on the victories hillary clinton
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had in the south and midwest? guest: bernie sanders winning and colorado. he looks like he may win in minnesota as well. won handily in vermont and also oklahoma. andplace he may fall short, a couple of networks have called it although it is still out, is massachusetts. the state border in vermont and a state in which he has spent a lot of resources. hillary clinton a narrow lead in the point count. the five states bernie sanders played in, he will have won four of them and come up short in the fifth. the fifth is the largest, massachusetts. in the other six states, bernie sanders did not even contest them. whereof southern states many of the democratic primary voters are african american, hillary clinton won nine out of 10 african american voters in a lot of those states roughly. it is a constituency where
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bernie sanders struggles. that is a big problem for him. it spells trouble for him when the primary moves to louisiana this weekend or perhaps even michigan next week where bernie sanders is spending a lot of time and money. it also is a problem for him when the democratic primaries move to a state like florida or north carolina where hillary clinton would expect to do very well. based on how she is doing among nonwhite voters in these democratic primaries. it did not show bernie sanders can expand his appeal tonight. won twoin all, given he of the five states in which he played, it was not a terrible night. it keeps us where we were in this process, which is hillary clinton is still the overwhelming favorite to win the democratic nomination, though she has not clinched it. editor andn shepard,
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polling analyst for politico, thanks again for being with us. guest: always fun. thanks a lot. host: dr. ben carson is not dropping out. he is staying in the race. he is trying to set up a meeting with his republican contenders to talk about the upcoming debate. marylandign moves to where the cpac conference is taking place. we will be hearing from republican candidates friday and saturday. live coverage on the c-span networks. host: cpac is an annual event for c-span coverage. a lot more interest this year as the republican candidates make the case before the conservatives gathering at national harbor a couple of miles down the road from the capital. this is interesting. google searches for trump versus hillary just hit an all-time high. we are taking a telephone call tonight on super tuesday about tonight's results. we will have more candidate events to watch. here is a tweet.
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why has the flint crisis not been mentioned? i need to know candidates care about people. back to phone calls. new york, this is tom, he is a democrat. what do you have to say about tonight's results? caller: the big issue that has come to mind as a democrat who is going to vote for bernie sanders in the new york primary is hillary clinton's electability, which is a real issue for people like myself who are very afraid of a republican in office. you look at the polling numbers. you see bernie sanders doing better against the republicans, including trump. you also look at some of the major issues surrounding hillary clinton. the e-mail scandal, goldman sachs transcripts. these are the kinds of things and astute speaker like donald trump has the ability to pounce all over her for. worries me she
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is going to be attacked relentlessly. that is why i think bernie sanders is a much stronger nominee for the november election. host: thank you, tom, calling from new york city. next is josh in harrisonburg, virginia, an independent. how did you vote today? caller: i voted for hillary clinton. host: why did you make that choice? sandershonestly, bernie is a tough choice. i wanted to comment on trump. trump's numbers and shock in the american people. i'm shocked to see his numbers so high. host: what you think is resonating for people with donald trump? it is histhink stability and stays with his answers. hillary clinton flip-flops from time to time.
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trump is always there to pounce on it. as the person said before, he is astute and pounces on that very quickly. host: how do you see the year playing out? caller: honestly at this point, it looks like it is going to be hillary and trump as the nominees. honestly, i'm kind of a little scared. i don't want to see trump in office. host: why not? caller: i don't know. i am not very sure. to be honest, i am a little nervous. i don't think he would be a very good leader. he is a little wild with his decision-making. a lot of his ideas are very radical. i don't know if i agree with that. host: thank you, josh. dorie in call from parker city, indiana, a republican. caller: yes, my name is don. i am her husband. we are going for trump. i am a vietnam veteran. i think he could help the veterans out.
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he has been doing pretty good with the veterans. they are on his side. i think he can take care of all the people. there are a lot of veterans that need help. they are suffering. i am one of the fortunate ones. i don't get any help. that is why we are going for trump. i think he can do it. say is all i have to because i think he has it over the rest of them. i did not want to vote for hillary because there is too much going on with her with things happening. i think donald trump will stand up for the people, and he can get some good help. he is a businessman. a movementcan make and keep things going to. host: thank you for your call from indiana. louise is next, a republican. how did you vote today? i am sorry. you are calling us from manchester, michigan, a democrat. welcome to the program. caller: thank you.
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host: what do you have to say about tonight's results? was very disappointed that trump won so much. i was also very disappointed that hillary won so much. i was very pleased to see bernie oklahoma.n apparently, he is doing very well in colorado. he seems to be doing well in minnesota and vermont. i am disappointed the "boston globe" came out and recommended that democrats vote for john
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kasich because john kasich did not win. awaynk it took many votes from bernie sanders. and i think he would have won massachusetts if that had not been recommended to democrats. primary, i am going to vote for bernie. think he iscause i very intelligent. problem in southeastern michigan. onlyis that the of mentale source health care is the university of michigan.
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systems.and health they are running short of doctors. leaveung doctors have to because they have to pay $200,000 and $400,000 debts. the state of michigan used to pay 70% of in-state tuition. 4% ofey only pay in-state tuition. louise, with apologies, i'm going to have to stop you. health care is an important issue for you. we have many callers who want to comment on the election tonight. thank you for making the call for michigan. matthew is calling us from rockville, georgia. matthew, you're now on the air, republican. who did you vote for tonight? caller: thank you.
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donald trump. host: why did you make that choice? caller: in 1976 when i first started voting, i was a labor in a union. i was told who to vote for. back then, i was a democrat because they told me the republicans had all the minute -- money and democrats cared for the poor people. i am disabled-retired now. i voted for trump because as i listened to what he said -- i don't like trump and i did not like it when i heard he was running. i thought it was ridiculous. when i first heard him speak, i liked every point he made. as a businessman that has gone from where he was to where he is now, he has made some really good decisions. i believe he would make good decisions for our country. that is the reason i voted for him. we keep our eight-year-old granddaughter. i watch a lot of the news on all the channels and stay well-informed on who is running for what.
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i'm also ex military. hillary was afraid even in the race. i am surprised she even got in. my granddaughter, we were talking. she said, did you vote for trump today? i said, yes, i did. she said her friend voted for bernie sanders. another eight-year-old girl at school, they were talking. her friend said that if trump got to be president, they would be in slavery again. it was kind of funny. but then i got to thinking. her family must have been sitting around talking about that where she would've had that opinion. that worried me. trump has all kind of racial people working for him. he has thousands of people employed. he is not a racist at all. as far as getting illegals out of this country, i think that is great. as soon as they get out, they can turn around and come back in legally.
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that is the point. they are illegal. restaurants, in our fields, working all over our country. they are doing a great job, but they need to be your legal. -- here legal. i real proud of the way trump is going to handle that. i think he is a fair man to every color, every kind of person in america. host: thank you, matthew, from georgia. next is john in newton center, massachusetts, an independent. who did you vote for tonight? john, are you there? all right. we are going to move on. sorry we missed you, john. next is brenda in springhill, florida, a democrat. you are on the air. caller: i am going to be voting for hillary clinton next week in florida. but i do -- i have always had a concern about trump.
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conservatives, so i am a democrat-republican. my concern is i am a female with a disability. he has made fun of everyone under the sun. if you look back on his history, you will see that. neither party, my one concern is neither party has discussed the $20 trillion debt. trump has never once stated how he would do something. i am concerned. i am concerned he got a lot of votes tonight. i would rather see kasich if i were republican. i think hillary clinton has had to fight republicans for a long time. i think she is much more in the middle. and i think they should both talk about how they are going to handle the debt versus expand the military, etc., all the
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additional cost we cannot afford. host: thank you, brenda. next in our coverage, we will listen into john kasich as he talks about his results today and what his campaign will be doing going forward. [applause] going toch: i'm only be here for a few minutes because i will be heading to new york tonight and will be appearing early tomorrow morning on "lockbox -- "squawk box." we have exceeded expectations. we are running neck-and-neck and neck with donald trump in the state of vermont. [applause] race tooch: with the close to call. earlier tonight, i spoke to newt gingrich and he said isn't this
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something. case it is running even with donald trump and vermont. that is not exactly my home, vermont. we love vermont, but it is a ways away. we are basically tied for second in the state of massachusetts, another state we put in effort. [applause] we are picking up delegates in the state of virginia, where i think we will see some good results and suburban areas. you know what is going to happen? we are almost to march madness. we are down to really five. we all think about the final four. now we are down to the final five. you know what they all struggle for, what they all fight for all season long -- home-court advantage.
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i think i'm going to have a little bit of home-court in mississippi come next week. [applause] john kasich: and we are heading north right onto my home-court i'm michigan, and then going to tell you know, we will be donald trump in the state of ohio. at donaldl be trump in the state of ohio. [applause] you know what is really happening -- thank you all for being here tonight. what is happening is people do want to hear something that is positive. they just don't want to spend their time watching people insult one another back and forth. and they want somebody that can help rebuild the country at the .ederal level
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the great governor here is rebuilding at the state level. they also want somebody that can help us get our power, money, influence back so we can solve the most serious problems we have in our society today. theproblems of education, problems of drug abuse we see in our communities, the problems of poverty, and the problem of loneliness right here where we live. the spirit of our country is not driven by bigwigs. we just have to go do our job. that is what is expected of us. just go do our job. by the way, when we are doing it, we need to remember before we are democrats or republicans, we are americans. [applause] as we do our job, what is expected of us to get
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things back in order again, balancing budgets, saving social security, cleaning up all these federal regulations that are choking our small businesses, being in a position to reduce taxes and simplify the tax code and give businesses incentives to invest in america rather than overseas, that is a given. and rebuilding our relationships with our friends and allies around the world and letting them know america is back. that is our job. my the job of americans, hometown and the little town i grew up in, and my visits to so many sweet places here in mississippi, right here in jackson, where down the road at you know?r delo -- our job is to believe in ourselves. our job is to have the confidence to know each one of us can be part of changing this
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world. we don't have to wait for somebody to come riding into town on some stallion to solve our problems. what makes this country great is the strength we have where we live. our families, our neighbors, our communities. if we all slow down and realize we are all made special for a purpose of healing our world, the world in which we live, you take the success from people at the top who get people to rise and solve problems regardless of politics, and you add into that the spirit, the reignited spirit of americans who know they can rebuild where they live and make it a contagious element in our society where people are going to know they need to live a life bigger than themselves. we do those two things and we will shine up america the way we have wanted it for so very long. this century, this 21st century,
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for our children and our grandchildren, it will be america's best. thank you all. god bless you. [cheers and applause] host: john kasich speaking to supporters earlier tonight in jackson, mississippi, with an upcoming primary. steve scully, what do you have for us? host: chuck todd says it governor kasich comes up short in vermont, he is in the unenviable position of being winless. the establishment pressure will increase for kasich. senator rubio is in the win column in minnesota where he won the caucuses. neil has this from senator lindsey graham telling cbs news we may be in a position where we have to rally around ted cruz is the only way to stop donald trump.
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let's go through the numbers on the republican side with primaries and caucuses in a dozen states. beginning with alabama, where donald trump winning with 40% -- 44% of the votes. senator rubio 18.1%. 20% is the threshold to get delegates in any of these states. in arkansas, donald trump winning with nearly 34% of the vote compared to 30% for senator cruz. 24.5% for senator markey rubio. in georgia, another win for donald with nearly 40% of the vote. senator cruz coming in second and a close third by senator rubio in georgia. in massachusetts, the state governor kasich was hoping to win, donald trump winning 48.7% of the vote. this is with about 87% reporting in massachusetts. senator rubio coming in third at 18%. oklahoma one of two states senator cruz has won this evening along with his home state of texas with 34.4%,
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compared to 28.3% for donald trump, and 26% for senator rubio. another win for donald trump with nearly 40% of the vote. second cruz coming in and senator rubio coming in third. in texas, senator cruz, a must win state for the home state senator, and he won handily with nearly 43% of the vote. donald trump did come in second. senator marco rubio not picking up any delegates at 17.4% in texas. virginia, you can see how close it was between donald trump and senator rubio. with nearly 100% reporting, donald trump getting about 356,000 votes compared to 327,000 for senator rubio. about a million votes cast in the commonwealth of virginia, a new record according to the secretary of state. in vermont, it is still too
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close to call, but donald trump is ahead with 32% compared to nearly 31% for governor kasich. senator rubio coming in third. moving on to the democrats, beginning with alabama, a state hillary clinton was able to win getting nearly 80% of the vote in alabama. bernie sanders at 18%. arkansas, the home state favorite for hillary clinton where she served as first lady with her heaven or -- husband governor bill clinton, winning arkansas with 68% of the vote. in colorado, votes showing senator sanders is the winner in colorado with 58.3% compared to just over 40% for secretary clinton. georgia, another win for hillary clinton with 71% of the vote. and a noarrow but important win for hillary clinton in massachusetts winning with 50.5% of the vote compared to just
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over 48% for bernie sanders. oklahoma, another win for senator sanders with 51.9% of the vote. tennessee, a win for hillary clinton at 65% of the vote. texas also a win for hillary clinton where she received about 66 percent of the vote. just over 30% for senator sanders. in virginia, another state senator sanders was hoping to but hillary clinton winning easily with six the 4.3% of the vote. senator sanders at just over 35%. his home state winning overwhelmingly nearly 87% of the vote compared to 13.5% of the vote for hillary clinton. in the minnesota caucuses, bernie sanders winning at 59.3% and 40.7% for secretary clinton. all of these results on our website at www.c-span.org. host: thank you, steve.
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it is 35 minutes past 11:00 in washington, d.c. thanks for being with us for c-span's coverage of super tuesday. we should note there are also some down ticket primaries going on in many of these states. examiner" just tweeted richard shelby had a primary challenge and survived it. we are going to be taking your telephone calls. we have a couple more campaign events to show you as our night progresses. we would like to hear what you think about tonight's results. bernie sanders picking up four wins tonight, his home state of vermont, oklahoma, caucuses in minnesota and colorado. we are going to hear from a caller in wyoming next. wyoming also had caucuses this evening. julia is on the line, a republican. did you participate? caller: we don't participate because we don't get to do what
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the regular caucuses do. host: it is a complicated process there which is why there is not any reporting on it in the national media tonight. caller: exactly. this is what i have to say. i am a very big trouble supporter -- i am a very big trump supporter. i am a business owner in health care. i love the fact he is going to take care of veterans. i do about $6 million a year in my businesses, which is all health care. i am a huge proponent of what he does to take care of people. i get it that wyoming has only three electoral votes, which means nothing to the rest of the united states. that is why they don't come to our state. but i can tell you this. cannot clinton cannot,
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become -- she just can't do it. syria -- thein first time i got -- the second an officiallected with obama. factt can't fathom the that you can lie, cheat, and sit there on national television. you were broke when you left the presidency, which we all know. thatis, don't nominator -- is a common denominator. we all know that. the dollar amount she and her husband have, president clinton. it is unfathomable to me. they don't understand. people, we have 500,000
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in our state. we basically don't matter to anyone. when it comes to the electoral college, we have three, ok? amn you are somebody like i and take care of people in the medical world, it is unfathomable. i will tell you this right now. senator brosseau is amazing. he has done great things for our state. we cannot compare to florida. we can't compare to texas. we can't compare to california. ok? people sickens me that just don't understand. the fact that you just want to get the most votes. you want to do whatever you can do. clinton isthat
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horrible. the great thing about trump is this. he has paid for his own campaign. been incare that he has a bankruptcy. if anybody has any good business go -- for you have to lack of a better word -- re-credential and make things better, that is a great business person. that is what we need. host: i'm going to let you go. wyoming has early caucuses in it state. no delegates elected. next is a call from jason in gatesville, texas, an independent. who did you vote for? caller: i had to go with trump. host: why did you make that decision? caller: thanks for letting me be on the air.
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how you managed to keep a straight face throughout this is impressive. trump was an easy one. when i listened to everyone, i was hesitant. when everybody turned around and started gunning for him, i learned if you are afraid of someone, he is probably the right one to go for. go atng rubio and cruz each other and team up against trump gave me that big sign. secondary is the regulations part, doing the border patrol and so forth. i have to agree with him. it is illegal. it would be like me and my wife robbing the bank across the street and we have some kids. once we have kids, it is ok you robbed a bank we will let you free. it is illegal. as far as clinton goes, i could not vote for her. i remember what she did with the alaskan governor. the just was not right.
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democrats are supposed to be for women's rights. when she was making fun of glasses and apparel, i could not side with her. trump has to be my vote. host: thanks for sharing your thoughts tonight. let's take one more call. this is from florida, a democrat. who is your candidate? caller: hello. i am a democrat. i have to tell you i have lost faith in hillary clinton. i believe she sounds a lot like a demagogue. she is telling everybody want they want to hear. i don't expect to see she will deliver the promises she is telling everybody. i think she has a great advantage because she is running against sanders, which is a person coming across as a socialist. a lot of people like that. but i don't know if this country is prepared to carry through the end with that. trump is the person i'm going to
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vote for. i think he has more transparency. i believe he has the organization, the structure, and the principles to make things happen. i believe the man is honest. he might have a way to say things that is probably turning a lot of people off. thousandsprobably be of people rallying against him because they don't like the way, they don't see deep inside the ist important thing he protecting and bringing this country to a better place. a lot of things have been going south for a long time. i think he is not afraid of big interests. i think he does not have the intimidation all the politicians have. i don't think he is telling things just to gain voters. i think he is telling things the way they are. that is the reason why i am a democrat voting for trump. i have faith in him. i don't believe in ted cruz or
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marco rubio had the capacity this man has to bring things about and make things happen in the best interests of the people, not just the big interests. nothing is 100%. but i truly believe he has tremendous potential to change and the problem globally the united states has with people losing faith, the middle class being crushed and abused, so many poor people. the interests inflated and growing against the things they say they're going to help. they just go ahead and do something else. trump is the way to go at this point. i really hope people understand he is not dividing anybody in this country. he is not dividing the party. that is just the way he does things. host: thank you so much.
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she is from florida and will have an opportunity to vote in march. a number of colors in that group had something to say about hillary clinton. that is what our next event is on c-span. we will show you her remarks after the super tuesday votes came in. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: thank you all so much. thank you! thank you all so much. !hat a super tuesday [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: all across our country, democrats voted today to break down barriers so we can all rise together. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i am so
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delighted to be with you here in florida. [applause] hillary clinton: i congratulate senator sanders on his strong showing and campaigning. i am grateful to all of you who voted for me, to the volunteers and organizers. i know you have worked your hearts out. and all my friends, many of a lifetime, who traveled to all the states to tell people about the candidate they knew. and to the hundreds and thousands of people who went to hillaryclinton.com to give what they could. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: now this campaign moves forward to the motor city and beyond. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we are going to work for every vote. and we will need all of you to keep volunteering, contributing, doing everything you can,
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talking to your friends and neighbors, because this country belongs to all of us. not just those at the top. applause]d hillary clinton: not just people who look one way, worship one way, or even think one way. america prospers when we all prosper. america is strong when we are all strong. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and we know we have got work to do. makehat work is not to america great again. america stopped -- america never stopped being great. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we have to make america whole. what has beenl in
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hollowed out. "]hanting "usa hillary clinton: we have to make strong the broken places, restitch the bonds of trust and respect across our country. i havet be unusual, as said before, for a presidential candidate to say this. but i'm going to keep saying it. i believe what we need in america today is more love and kindness. [cheers and applause] because youton: know what? you know what? it works. instead of building walls, we are going to break down barriers -- [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: build ladders
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of opportunity and empowerment so every american can live up to his or her potential. because then and only then, can america live up to its full potential, too. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: it is clear tonight the stakes in this election have never been higher. and the rhetoric we are hearing on the other side has never been lower. [booing] hillary clinton: trying to divide america between us and them is wrong, and we are not going to let it work. [cheers and applause] you know,inton: whether we like it or not, we are all in this together, my friends. and we all have to do our part. but unfortunately too many of
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those with the most wealth and seem in this country today to have forgotten that basic truth about america. you know yesterday i was at the old south meeting house in boston where nearly two and a half centuries ago, american patriots organized the original tea party. and i had to wonder what they would make of corporations that seem to have absolutely no loyalty to the country that gave them so much. what would they say about student loan companies that overcharge young people struggling to get out of debt? women serving and our country in the military. poor corporations that shift -- or corporations that shift their headquarters overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. like johnson controls, and auto
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parts company from wisconsin, to bailtaxpayers helped out with the auto rescue in 2008. now they are turning their back on america. [booing] hillary clinton: i am not interested in condemning categories of people or businesses. i am just interested in making things right. let there be no doubt. if you cheat your employees, it exploit consumers,, pollute our environment, or rip off the taxpayers, we are going to hold you accountable. [cheers and applause] but if you don: the right thing, if you invest in your workers and in america's future, we will stand with you. we all need to work together to break down the barriers holding back our families and our country because the middle class
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needs a raise. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and more good jobs. jobs that pay enough for a family to live on. even put a little way -- away for retirement. jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. that is why we have to invest in manufacturing, infrastructure, small business, and clean energy, enough clean energy to power every home in america. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: don't let anybody tell you we can't make things in america anymore because we can, we are, and we will. and together, we can break down the barriers that face working-class families across america, especially in struggling rust belt communities and small population towns that have been hollowed out -- small
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appalachian towns that have been hollowed out by lost jobs and lost hope. families that for generations cap are lights on and factories running. together, we can break down barriers for our kids so they get the education they need and deserve. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: every child in america should have a great school and a great teacher, no matter what zip code they live in. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: together, we can break down barriers for women and finally guarantee it will pay for equal work -- equal pay for equal work. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: and we can
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break down barriers for families who have seen too many black children harassed, humiliated, and even killed. barriers fordown voters in north carolina who have been systematically disenfranchised and disempowered. weekend break down barriers for downwork -- we can break barriers for hard-working immigrants everywhere who are too often exploited and intimidated. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we have to defend all our rights, workers rights, and women's rights, civil rights, and voting rights, lgbt writes, and writes -- r ights for people with disabilities. that starts by standing with president obama when he nominates a strong, progressive
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justice to the supreme court. know too many americans have lost faith in our future. we hear it in the voices of parents who don't know how they are going to give their kids the opportunities they deserve. we see it in the eyes of working men and women who don't expect anything to come easy but wonder why it has to be quite so hard. like many of you, i find strength and purpose in the values i learned from my family and my faith. they gave me simple words to live by. an old method of saying, do all the good you can for all the people you can for as long as you can. se]eers and applau hillary clinton: that is why i believe deeply that if we resist the forces trying to drive us apart, we can come together to
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make this country work for everyone. the struggling, the striving and the successful. if we all do our part, we can restore our common faith in our common future. that is the spirit powering this campaign. it comes from the young janitor in arkansas who stopped buying junk food and put off getting a haircut so he could contribute to us. the comes from the disabled combat veteran from nebraska who sent in $10. in 70 years of his life, he had never donated to a political campaign until now. you can join us, too. please go to hillaryclinton.com. make a donation. let me leave you with a story that has inspired so many of us. by now, we all know what happened in flint, michigan, don't we? how a city's children were
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poisoned by toxic water because their governor wanted to save a little money. [booing] hillary clinton: but there is another story in flint. it is a story of a community that has been knocked down but refuse to be knocked out. of union plumbers coming from across the country to help install new water fixtures. it is students raising funds for water deliveries and showing up to distribute supplies. it is the united auto general motors donating millions of dollars to help. when i visited flint a few weeks ago, i went to the house of prayer missionary baptist church. the congregation locked arms and " we have come to far from where we started from p we are not about to quit now." we know there are many other
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flints out there, communities that are hurting and need help. but we have come too far in this country to turn back. we will build on the progress we have made. we saved the auto industry. thank you, president obama. now we have got to create new jobs and industries of the future. [cheers and applause] we have nowton: insured 90% of americans thanks to president obama. now we have to finish the job and get to 100%. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we have come too far to stop now. we have got to keep going, keep working, keep breaking down those barriers. and imagine what we can build together when each and every american has a chance to live up to his or her own god-given potential! thank you all so very much! thank you! [cheers and applause]
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clinton earlier tonight in miami, florida, looking ahead to the march 15 primary there. you are watching c-span's coverage of super tuesday night 2016. we are almost finished with our studio production work for the primary tonight. we wanted to go back to steve scully for a recap of today's results. host: overnight, we will get the results from alaska, the last date to be holding primaries and caucuses on this super tuesday evening. next week, michigan, then ohio and florida, key primaries for democrats and republicans. where do things stand? let's give you a recap of the republican primary and the donald trump has been victorious in alabama, arkansas, georgia, massachusetts, winning a total
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of six states. winning in virginia and tennessee. ted cruz one in oklahoma and texas. a victory for senator marco rubio. in minnesota. here is the delegate count on the republican side. winneed 1237 delegates to the republican nomination. 257.d trump has on the democratic side of victory for hillary clinton in alabama, arkansas, georgia, tennessee for hillary clinton. also in texas and virginia. senator bernie sanders the curious in colorado, minnesota,
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oklahoma, vermont. to democrats you need thousand 383 delegates to win the nomination. these delegate counts include the superdelegates. the numbers are from the associated press. the republicans do not have superdelegates. susan: thank you very much. we will show you bernie sanders speech at essex junction vermont. he stayed afterwards to sing with the band on stage. tomorrow morning we will have the washington journal and lots
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of opportunity to revisit tonight's results and talk about what it means. [cheers and applause] mr. sanders: thank you. [cheers and applause] >> good to be home. mr. sanders: thank you all. [cheers and applause] thank you. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting]
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mr. sanders: thank you. it is good to be home. [cheers and applause] you know, i have been all over this country but the truth is, it is great and great to come home and see all of my friends. [cheers and applause] we want to win in every part of the country. that goes without saying. but it does say something and means so much to me that the people who know me best, the people who knew me before i was elected, who knew me as mayor, knew me as congressman, and have known me as senator, have voted so strongly to put us in the white house.
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thank you so much. [cheers and applause] this campaign, as i think all of you know, this campaign is not just about electing a president, it is about transforming america. [cheers and applause] it is about making our great country the nation that we know it has the potential to be. [cheers and applause] it is about dealing with the unpleasant truth that exists in america today, and having the guts to confront those truths.
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[cheers and applause] it is about recognizing that in our state, we have town meetings and people come out, they argue about budgets, and then they vote. one person, one vote. [cheers and applause] in vermont, billionaires do not buy town meetings, and in america, we are going to end a corrupt campaign finance system. [cheers and applause]
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we can disagree on democracy, that's what a democracy is about. but i hope all of us agree that we're going to not allow billionaires and their superpacs to destroy america's democracy. [cheers and applause] in our state, in our state, you all know, that we have many, many thousands of vermonters who are working not just one job, they're working two jobs, they're working three jobs. and you all know that while our people are working so hard, almost all of the new wealth and income generated in america is going to the top 1%. [crowd booing]
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while together what we are going to do is create an economy that works for all of us, not just the people on top. [cheers and applause] and together we are going to end and reform a broken criminal justice system. [cheers and applause] this country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, should not be having more people in jail than any other country on earth. that's wrong. [cheers and applause]
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so we are going to invest for our young people in education, in jobs, not jails or incarceration. [cheers and applause] i know many of my republican colleagues think that climate change is a hoax. [crowd booing] i believe that you don't develop real public policy unless you listen to the science and the science is clear. [cheers and applause]
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together we are going to transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [cheers and applause] now, i know that secretary clinton and many of the establishment people think that i am looking and thinking too big. i don't think so. [audience booing] so let me go on the record and say, if you have meard -- as you have heard me say for years, health care is a right for all people. [cheers and applause] and let me also say that in the united states of america, when
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we talk about public education, it's not just first grade through 12th. that has got to be expanded to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. [cheers and applause] what i have said from day one in this campaign, and i suspect many of you were out on the lake with me when we announced on that beautiful day. [cheers and applause] what i have said is that this campaign is not just about electing a president, it is about making a political revolution. [cheers and applause]
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what that revolution is about is bringing millions of millions of people into the political process, working people who have been so disillusioned they no longer vote, young people who have never been involved. what the political revolution is about is bringing our people together. black and white, latino, asian americans. [cheers and applause] gay and straight. people born in america, people who have immigrated to america. when we bring our people together, when we do not allow donald trumps of the world to divide us up -- [cheers and applause]
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-- when we bring our people together and when we have the courage to stand up to the billionaire class and tell them they can't have it all. [cheers and applause] that our government belongs to all of us, not just superpacs and wealthy campaign contributors. [cheers and applause] tonight you're going to see a lot of election results come in. let me remind you of what the media often forgets about. these are not -- this is not a general election, it's not winner-take-all. if you get 52%, you get 48%, you roughly end up with the same amount of delegates in a state.
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by the end of tonight, we are going to win many hundreds of delegates. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting] 10 months ago, as you know better than any other group in america, when we were out on the lake, we were at 3% in the polls. we have come a very long way in 10 months. [cheers and applause]
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at the end of tonight, 15 states will have voted, 35 states remain. and let me assure you that we are going to take our fight for economic justice, for social justice, for environmental sanity, for a world of peace to every one of those states. [cheers and applause] now, wall street may be against us and the superpacs may be against us, but you know why we're going to win? because our message is resonating and the people, had we stand together, will be victorious. [cheers and applause]
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on a personal note, i want to thank all of you for the love and the friendship that you have given our family. you have sustained me. >> we love you, bernie! [cheers and applause] mr. sanders: and i am so proud to bring vermont values all across this country. [cheers and applause] so thank you again for helping us win here in vermont. tonight -- [cheers and applause] and i look forward this evening to just saying hello to so many old friends. so thank you all very much. [cheers and applause]
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tonight, the beginning of donald trump bringing the people of our nation together to help america win again. [applause] tonight, in those states who supported mr. trump today,
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although once devoted across this country, message is to begin to get ready for the fight coming this fall. the fight this fall is to make sure that he united republican party and united american people, make sure hillary rodham clinton never gets back in the white house. [applause] since june 16, he has shown himself to be tough and strong and bold. he has shown himself to be a fighter, a leader who speaks plainly to the american people. he has listened to the american people, the american people are listening to him. he is bringing the country together. that is not a campaign. it is a movement. america wants to come together.
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america wants to be strong and successful again but they know they need to have a strong bold tough decisive leader back in the oval office. they have that man after tonight. the next president of the united states, donald trump. [cheers and applause] donald trump: this has been an amazing evening. we could win six or seven or nine. it has been great. i congratulate ted cruz on that win.
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we are going to make america great again. i watched hillary's speech. she is talking about wages have been poor. everything is doing badly. she has been there for so long. if she hasn't straightened it out by now she is not going to straighten it out in the next four years. it is going to be worse. she wants to make america whole again. what is that about? make america great again is better than make america whole again. this was an exciting evening. it is great to be in florida. it is great to be with friends in the press. i know it was a tough night for marco rubio. he worked hard. he spent a lot of money. he is a lightweight.
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but you know what, we are going to go to florida and spend so much time in florida. we have a 20 point lead. a lot of the special interests and lobbyists, the people that want to have their little senator do exactly as they want, they're going to pay $20 million into it over the next two weeks. frankly i think that is fine as far as i am concerned. if he wins they will have total control. he is not going anywhere anyway. we are going to spend a lot of time in florida. virginia was a great win. it is a place we have big investments. we have thousands of employees and florida. it has been an amazing place to invest. it has been amazing to have so many wonderful employees, urging us on.
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thousands of employees all over the country, all over the world. it has been just so beautiful to watch this company grow and watch it grow so strongly. recent articles came out talking about how great a company we built. we want to put that same ability into doing something for our nation. our nation is in serious trouble. we are being killed on trade. absolutely destroyed. china is taking advantage of us. i have nothing against china. i have great respect for china. their leaders are too smart for our leaders. the trade deficits at $400 billion and $500 billion are too much. no country can sustain that kind of trade deficit. it will not be that way for long. we have the greatest business leaders in the world on my team already. believe me we are going to redo those trade deals.
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you look at countries like mexico where they are killing us on the border. absolutely destroying is on the border. they are destroying us in terms of economic development. carrier air-conditioner moving into mexico. ford moving to mexico. nabisco closing up shop in chicago and moving into mexico. we have to stop it. we are going to create jobs we will create jobs like you've never seen. we're going to lower taxes. i have a plan that so many think is the best plan they have seen. we going to lower taxes substantially. the middle class has been forgotten. it was the predominant factor in making our country into a country that we love so much. but we forgotten the middle
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class. we are going to lower taxes. we are lowering taxes on business. they used to move from new york to florida. now they are moving from here chris understands the problem. we can't let that happen. we have lost manufacturing jobs. millions and millions of jobs, thousands and thousands of plants. manufacturing plants, warehouses. we are losing so much we can't let it happen.
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they have devalued the yen. i don't want that to happen. that is not going to happen. they should not be able to do it. we have tremendous power. we are the source. we have great power. we have politicians who truly, truly don't know what they are doing. we are going to work hard. i am so honored by this. i was with my wife, it looks literally like this. you have a lot of cameras here tonight. it looks literally like the academy awards. i never saw so many cameras in my life. it takes a lot of courage to run for president. i have never done this before. i have been a job producer. i have done a lot of things. this is something i have never done. and you look the income when it's of the iran deal we get absolutely nothing. when you look at all of the problems our country has, you look at our military which is being depleted rapidly, we are going to make our military bigger and better and stronger than ever before and nobody, nobody is going to mess with us, folks, nobody. [applause]
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so -- so it is an amazing honor to have you with me tonight. it will be ok if you want ask questions. [inaudible question] >> there is pressure within their publican party. some strongly worded statements, if donald trump inns up as the nominee, we will need to find a third-party option. donald trump: they can always do that. then they will just lose everything. let me explain something.
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if you have seen what has happened, where we had a tremendous victory in new hampshire, tremendous in nevada, you look at what has happened and tonight is the best of all. they have projected 6. we could be 7-8, 9, major states, georgia, massachusetts, -- [cheers] tennessee, virginia. these are amazing states. we are going to probably get a lot more. when you look at what has happened in south carolina and you see the kind of numbers we have in terms of extra people coming in. they came from the democratic party, the democrats. their long-term democrats. they were never going to switch and the all switched. they were independents.
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we have expanded the party. look at the number of votes in that area as an example. four years ago they had 390 thousand votes. we doubled it. we were almost 800,000 votes. the democrats went down. there is much less enthusiasm. i am a unifier. i know people will find that hard to believe. i am a unifier. once we get this finished i'm going to go after one person, hillary clinton on the assumption she is allowed to run which is a big assumption. [applause] i don't know she is going to be allowed to run. that is going to be an easy race. i beat hillary in many polls. i don't think marco is going to be able to beat her. i think ted is going to have a hard time. ted cruz has a shot because at least he has one a little bit. we are going to be a much finer party. to be honest with you. we are going to be a much bigger
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party. our party is expanding. look at the primary states were i have one. that hasn't happened in many decades. we are one to be more inclusive, more unified. we are going to be a much bigger party. we're going to win. [applause] [inaudible question] donald trump: i'm just doing what is right. planned parenthood has done good work. i will say it. the so-called conservatives say that is -- i am a conservative. i'm a commonsense conservative. millions of women have been helped by planned parenthood.
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we are not going to allow and fund as long as you have the abortion going on at planned parenthood. we understand that. we will see what happens. planned parenthood, millions of people writing letters. i'm going to be good for women. i'm going to be the for women's health issues. it is important to me. taking care of our veterans, on the border on the wall, on getting rid of obama care and coming up with something much, much better. getting rid of common core and bringing education to a local level so that you have good education for our children. so, i mean come you can call it what you want. i am a truth teller.
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i will tell the truth. ok? go ahead. i feel awfully good. i'm watching your people. i'm going to be very nice. i'm watching your people on cnn. i'm watching the msnbc people. i'm becoming diplomatic. they are being very strong. they are declaring marco the loser of the night. he hasn't won anything. i have to tell you, he was very nasty. he has a right to be nasty. he has not won anything.
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i do congratulate ted cruz. i know how hard ted cruz has worked on texas. that is a big get. i did very well in texas. one of the things my son told me which i didn't realize is that not only do i win most of the states, some are coming in, i came in second, no worst than second. it wasn't like i won and then i disappeared. the worst i had was a second. so i am very honored by the turnout. [inaudible question] donald trump: right, right. i disavowed. chris is my -- he gave me the honor of joining the campaign. what you have is a movement. we spoke.
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they had to be 20,000 people inside that convention center. every place we are thinking. if we have 10,000 people it is a small group. when chris called he said this is a movement. they have never seen what is happening now. when chris joined we had a news conference. right after the program we are talking about, we are groups, groups. who knows. right after, i put out a tweet and i put on facebook that i totally disavowed. i disavowed them. i disavowed today. how many times are you supposed this about? i disavowed. hopefully it is the final time i have to do it. if you look at facebook and twitter i put out a statement because i wanted everyone to be sure.
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[inaudible question] donald trump: there is going to be renegotiation. it's going to be a good negotiation. not a bad negotiation. hopefully i will make a great deal and lots of great deals to the american people. you can't go around just signing notices the president signs all the time, executive orders. it is a must like i don't even know, does he deal with congress anymore? does he speak with congressman and get them in a room and get things done? a good example is something that i think is important to me.
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corporate inversion. carl icahn, a great businessman who endorse me, where we are losing companies. the taxes are too high. we have the highest taxed nation in the world. importantly they have trillions, trillions of dollars outside of this country. the democrats agree it should be brought back in. the republicans agree it should be brought back in. everyone agrees it should be brought back in. i could sit in a room or the oval office for literally half hour and i believe i could get everybody, every single person. they don't agree on common core, or other things. these trillions and trillions of dollars should be brought into the country he doesn't know how to make a deal. he probably doesn't care.
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you are talking tremendous amounts of money. if you can't make a deal there is something going on that is wrong. you have the wrong leader. [inaudible question] donald trump: we are going to have a wall. i watched the ex-president of mexico. the arrogance of this man. i get along with hispanics. i won in the poll, the hispanic vote. i have thousands who work for me right now that are hispanic. i've had thousands of thousands over my lifetime free these are great people. the mexican leaders are too smart for our leaders. you saw it.
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vincent a fox -- fox, no one even talked about the word he used. he was angry at the concept of somebody saying they were going to pay for the wall. we have a trade deficit with mexico. $58 billion. the wall is going to cost $10 billion. it is so easy. i've had these guys. you don't really mean next quiz going to pay for the wall. as sure as you are standing there, 100% mexico is going to pay. [applause] the reason is i'm a businessman. i know how to do this. politicians are all talk. except for chris christie, of course. it is not going to happen. when you think of that, and they say you are never going to be able to build a wall, it is 2000
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miles but we need 1000 miles. the great wall of china is 13,000 miles, folks. they didn't have caterpillar tractors. i love john deere. they didn't have tractors. they didn't have cranes. they didn't have excavation equipment. the wall is 13,000 miles long. we have all of the materials. this is going to be a serious wall. we are going to stop drugs from coming into new hampshire. it is so beautiful. you look at the field. it is so beautiful. the number one problem, heroin is pouring in. they have so many young people and other people addicted. i told them i'm going to stop it.
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i'm going to stop it. we are going to have a strong border. they are going to come in legally. he is a friend of mine and i have a lot of respect for rick scott. [inaudible] donald trump: we have a big problem. [inaudible] we have a big, big problem. we have a big, big problem. we have to figure it out. radical islamic terrorism, big problem. not only for us. you take a look at germany, sweden, brussels. you look at these places. it is a disaster. we are not going to allow people to come into our country, we have no idea where they come from. they have no paperwork.
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they are young and they are strong. they are young, they are strong, they are powerful. why aren't they back fighting for their country? with that being said i feel strong. we're going to build a safe zone in syria. and when to get the gulf states to have more money than anybody. we have to loosen their wallets. they are not accepting people. reporter: i am talking about your plans. mr. trump: i gave you the answer, you heard what i said. reporter: what are you going to bring back -- mr. trump: we are going to bring them back.
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we are going to do great with the african-american. you see that in the polls, one poll i am 25%. and one of the commentators, who i think is standing in the back of the corner said, if donald trump gets 25% of the african-american vote, this election is over. you watch. the reason i am getting that and i will do great with hispanics and virtually every group. the reason, i am going to bring jobs back. i will have apple build of their computers and iphones on our land, not in china. how does it help us when we make it in china? [applause] reporter: if marco rubio cannot win florida -- mr. trump: i like marco until
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about a week ago. he decided to become a don rickles. but don rickles has a lot more talent. honestly, i did. he is losing very badly. the only way you can possibly win, take the hail mary, it has hurt him. in fact, one of the newscast said he went down 15% or 20%. he had a bad night. they said of the loser of the night was marco rubio. he has not won anything. marco has not won. you got to be able to win, you cannot talk. you have to be able to win something. he actually has not come very close. we will see what happens. go ahead. reporter: there is a criticism
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from paul ryan [inaudible question] mr. trump: let's not say it again, who are you? good job. look, i don't want to waste a lot of time. i am going to get along great with congress. paul ryan, i do not know him well, but i'm sure we will get along. and if we don't, he will have to pay a big price, ok? [laughter] reporter: mr. trump, you say what you will do for the united states -- mr. trump: we have a country that is in big trouble. our infrastructure is going to hell, our hospitals and airports -- i go throughout the world. you go to qatar, you go to so
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many places, in china, asia, different places in the middle east. you look at some of the airports they have, the roadways they have, the transportation systems they have and the trains. we are like a third world country. so i am going to be very good for the world and get along with the world. you will be very proud of me, even you will be proud of me as a president. we have to rebuild our country because our country is going to hell. and hillary clinton does not have a clue. one thing that really bothered me, the reason i have such great support, is that people in the middle income groups are making less money today than they made 12 years ago. they are making less money, she has been there with obama for a long period of time.
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why haven't they done anything about it? then you look at her record as secretary of state, it is abysmal. you look at what goes on with syria. it is a disaster. we are going to have an interesting period of time. if she is allowed to run i will be surprised. but if she is allowed to run, it will be a sad day for this country. because what she did was wrong. [applause] mr. trump: what she did was wrong, and other people have done far worse than her and paid a very big price. ok, one or two coup more questions. reporter: yesterday you said you would test negotiations --
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mr. trump: where did you say this? yes, i will take two feet off the wall. reporter: would you allow them to stay in the country? mr. trump: at this moment, absolutely not. we either have a country or we do not. we have borders or we do not. [applause] mr. trump: one or two more questions. reporter: there is a monkeywrench at the state level -- mr. trump: ok, go ahead. reporter: should they commit to honoring their agreement with you?
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mr. trump: i like the rnc, i don't know if i have been treated fairly or not. but i do respect them. what i do have is a great number of people. i have millions and millions of people. when i was watching those of broadcast a little while ago before i wanted to exactly where we were before i started speaking, i was amazed at the numbers. republicans have enormous energy, the democrats don't. there are numbers are through the roof. people are making statements they have never seen in modern times, a party that was so energized. i think if someone is doing as well as i am doing, and i am not just speaking for myself, but if i am going to win 5 -- i already won 5 -- it could be nine.
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if i am going to win all of these states, and at worst, second, it is awfully hard to say that is not the person we want to lead the party. i think it is a great question, because i really think that one of the biggest things everyone it sees happening, is the republican party has become more dynamic and diverse. we are taking from the democrats and the independents. we have a lot more people. take a look at south carolina. look at the numbers from four years ago. then -- i was there, you had lines a mile long. it virtually more than doubled. we have a very, very dynamic party. and i think we will be able to unify the party.

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